for the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform

Designed for high-capacity networking, the 6500-S32 converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with unconstrained hybrid packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane to maximize the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.


Utilizes 3.2 Tb/s of unrestricted hybrid packet/OTN switching for the most efficient use of network resources

Supports the full suite of photonic architectures for service transport over 2.5G, 10G, 40G, 100G, and 200G wavelengths

Enables simplified operations and reduced sparing costs through seamless networking flexibility with the entire 6500 Family

Supports both muxponder- and central fabric-based packet/OTN switching solutions, enabling costoptimized configurations

Offers industry-leading 10G, 40G/100G coherent and intelligent control plane capabilities for scale and service differentiation

Provides a range of differentiated service offerings through various line and equipment protection options


  • + Technical Information Section
      Power Options Redundant breakered/fused 3x60A power cards
      Redundant breakered/fused 4x60A power cards (NTK603AB only)
      Capacity SONET/SDH: 640 Gb/s SONET/SDH XC: 640G
      Packet/OTN: 3.2 Tb/s Packet/OTN XC: up to 3.2T
      System: Up to 19.2 Tb/s
      WDM: 2.5G/10G/40G/100G/200G DWDM, 2.5G CWDM
      Wavelength support: 96 wavelengths in C-band, full band tunable optics
      Number of service card slots 32
      Supported service interface cards
      Packet/OTN switched modules 10x10G PKT/OTN
      1x100G + 2x40G PKT/OTN
      100G DWDM PKT/OTN
      40G DWDM PKT/OTN
      16x2.7G OTN
      Photonic Modules Full suite of passive filters, 50GHz, 100GHz, flexible grid ROADMs, EDFAs, Smart Raman, and Colorless,
      Directionless, Contentionless, Coherent Select Architecture
      Transponders/Muxponders Coherent 100GE/OTU4 transponder
      Coherent 100G muxponder (10x10G)
      Coherent 100G/150G/200G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine
      FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed coherent 100G/200G encryption solution
      Coherent 100G client cards: 10x10GE, 10x10G multi-rate, 2x40G+2x10G, 100GbE/OTU4 client
      Coherent 40G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine, colorless
      Coherent 40G client cards: 4x10G multi-rate, 40G multi-rate
      10G: 4x10G multi-rate OTR with FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed encryption
      Ethernet: 152G eMOTR, 68G eMOTR Edge, 30G L2MOTR
      OTN modules: 8-port OTN Flex MOTR (10G), 1+8 port OTN Flex MOTR (20G)
      SONET/SDH 10G ADM-on-a-blade: SuperMux
      Environmental Characteristics
      Operating Temperature

      Relative Humidity
      +41°F to +104°F (+5°C to +40°C) normal +23°F to +122°F (-5°C to +50°C) short term
      5% to 85% (non-condensing)
      Zone 4
      Physical Characteristics
      Physical Dimensions

      38.5 in (H) x 19.6 in (W) x 10.9 in (D) (977mm x 498mm x 277.5mm)
      34.9 kg (77 lb) for NTK603AA / 33.3 kg (73.4 lb) for NTK603AB

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